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OSHA Updates its Crane Operator Certification Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is currently in the process of implementing a new crane operator certification rule that clarifies worker requirements and maintains an employer’s duty to ensure safety. The final rule became effective on December 9, 2018. However, its evaluation and documentation requirements will not take effect until February 7, 2019. Read more

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OSHA’s Recommended Construction Health and Safety Practices

Did you know that more than 3.6 million American workers suffer a serious job-related injury or illness every year? This high number of incidents is a reminder to all contracting companies of the importance of implementing health and safety practices on-the-job. If your safety policies are old or outdated, now is the time to update your strategy with these OSHA-approved tips. Read more

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How to Receive Occupational Health and Safety Recognition

Employers in the skilled trades have a particular obligation to pay attention to occupational health and safety. But, how do you know if your workplace is safe enough, according to current government standards? The easiest way to find out is to request to join OSHA’s Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program. Read more

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How to Comply with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard

Contracting companies who manufacture, transport, distribute and/or use hazardous chemicals have a responsibility to inform and protect their workers. OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard officially establishes a worker’s right to know about the chemicals they may be exposed to in the workplace. Read more